Several veteran actors mourned the death of one India's finest artists.
Shabana Azmi to Anupam Kher: Om Puri’s contemporaries offer their condolences
06 Jan 2017 13:47 IST
The New Year has started on a sad note not only for the film fraternity but also for millions of film lovers. The demise of veteran actor Om Puri has ensured an atmosphere of sadness and shock in India and abroad. The late versatile actor has always received respect from his long list of contemporaries. They are obviously in grief and have shared their deepest condolences for the artist.
Kher has acted with Puri in quite a few films. The notabe ones among these include, Rang De Basanti (2006), Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000), Chup Chup Ke (2006) and Zor (1998).
Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017
I have known #OmPuri for d last 43yrs. For me he’ll always b a great actor, a kind & generous man. And that is how world shud remember him.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017
#OmPuri lent dignity to d medium he worked for. Whether it was stage, TV or cinema. He elevated status of the projects was associated with.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017
Will miss you Omji ..will miss you..will miss you.#Ompuri— Sunny Deol (@IAMSUNNYDEOL) January 6, 2017
Goodbye Om! A part of me goes with you today. How can I ever forget those passionate nights we spent together talking about cinema & life ?— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) January 6, 2017
Shabana Azmi and Puri were the pioneers of the parallel cinema movement in Hindi cinema. They have worked together in a series of such films including, Sparsh (1980), Paar (1984), Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai (1980), Dharavi (1992) and Mandi (1983).
Amitabh Bachchan has been Puri's co-star in Lakshya (2004), Dev (2004), Kyun! Ho Gaya Na (2004), Baabul (2006) and Delhi 6 (2009). The deceased actor gained stardom with Govind Nihalani's Ardha Satya (1983). He got the film after Bachchan refused it. Puri has mentioned in several interviews that he thanks Bachchan for refusing the film.â
Om Puri! You have left us all too early.. i am so so sorry..The fun the laughter the arguments so vividly etched in my mind..Will miss you— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 6, 2017
T 2495 - Shocked to learn of OM PURI Ji's passing just now.. a dear friend a lovable colleague and an exceptional talent .. in grief !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 6, 2017
Saddened to hear that the fabulous actor #OmPuriji passed away. Loved him in Ardh Satya many more. RIP— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) January 6, 2017